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schools,” he said.
“So we’re teaming up with some of the kids at Cannonvale State School and then we’ve got some other youth life skills programs that we want to run.”
Ten detainees have put their name on the dotted line so far, but there’s still a bit more room in the cell.
The event will be hosted at the Whitsunday Plaza.
To sign up contact Sgt Dickinson at the Whitsunday PCYC.
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The Whitsunday PCYC Time4Kids campaign has kicked off, with donations open online.
Branch manager Sgt John Dickinson explained how the prison sentence will be administered.
“It’s a fundraising campaign where we set up a mock jail and people commit to raising the funds for the PCYC,” he said.
“They’ve got to raise anywhere between $500 to $1000 to get out.
“You’re only behind bars for about 15-20mins, so the concept is we give the detainees, as we call them, lead in time to raise the bail amount.
“Then friends, family and acquaintances can pay a few extra dollars and keep them in for a bit longer.”
With last year’s funds going to the purchase of new equipment, Sgt Dickinson said this time around it was all about youth programs.
“This year the funds are going towards some programs that we want to do within the
BEHIND BARS: Ralph Hill, Tasman Desmond, Ron Petterson, Angela Woods and Megan Williams under the guard of John Dickinson.